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From Belfast: Giant's Causeway Fully Guided Day Trip

1. From Belfast: Giant's Causeway Fully Guided Day Trip

Embark on a scenic drive to Northern Ireland's most iconic locations from Belfast. Visit the Giant's Causeway, Cushendun Caves, Carnlough Harbour, and the Dark Hedges. Learn about the history from live commentary on board. For the first stop, grab some photos at the beautiful Carrickfergus Castle. Then, journey along the coast, with stops along the way at the Caves at Cushendun and Carnlough Harbour—both recently made famous by the hit TV show Game of Thrones. Enjoy a delicious pub grub-style lunch at the Fullerton Arms in Ballintoy, at your expense. Then re-board the luxury coach and head to the highlight of the tour, the Giant's Causeway. At Ireland’s only World Heritage Site, you’ll spend some time climbing over the ancient stones and enjoying the myths and legends that surround this world-famous attraction. After the Giant’s Causeway, make a short stop at the ancient ruins of Dunluce Castle, and then a final stop at the World Famous Dark Hedges. Then it’s time to sit back and relax on the comfortable return journey to Belfast.

Belfast: Game of Thrones Locations Tour w/ Giant's Causeway

2. Belfast: Game of Thrones Locations Tour w/ Giant's Causeway

Visit Carrickfergus Castle, Carnlough Harbour, the Cushendun Caves, and walk along the King's Road on a guided tour of Game of Thrones filming locations from Belfast. Enjoy some free time at the Giant's Causeway and a photo stop at Dunluce Castle during the day. After departing central Belfast travel to the first stop at Carrickfergus Castle, a stunning 12th-century Norman structure. Walk around and take photographs of the harbor and the stunning castle. Continue the drive along Causeway coastal road around and through the Glens of Antrim. Navigating through small towns and villages, hear about local legends and stories from your guide. Visit Carnlough Harbour and fully discover a key Game of Thrones location that acted as Bravoos in Season 6. This location also acts as a refreshment stop where snacks can be purchased and toilets can be used. Travel to the Cushendun Caves which were used more than once in the hit show. Sir Davos Seaworth and Lady Melisandre landed ashore in Season 2 - Melisandre gives birth to a terrifying shadow baby, and in Season 8 the famous battle between Jaime Lannister and Euron Greyjoy. Next travel to The Dark Hedges, otherwise known as the King's Road. The road famously was where Arya Stark escaped from King’s Landing, disguised as a boy. Walk along the famous tree-lined road which has become a famous Instagrammable spot. Lunch can also be purchased at your own expense. After lunch, discover the Giant’s Causeway where you can explore, and walk across the historic stones, and learn about the legend of Irish giant Finn MacCool. Discover how and why he built the Causeway. Finally, enjoy a short photo opportunity at Dunluce castle, which was famously used as the seat for House Greyjoy. Travel directly back to Belfast via the inland route and get dropped off back at the meeting location in central Belfast, next to the Great Victoria Street train and bus station.

Game of Thrones and Giant's Causeway Day Tour from Belfast

3. Game of Thrones and Giant's Causeway Day Tour from Belfast

Take a journey into Westeros and see epic filming locations from the Game of Thrones TV series. Meet your guide near the Grand Opera House in the center of Belfast and drive via luxury coach to the locations of Game of Thrones.  Enter the Caves of Cushendun where the Red Priestess Melisandre gave birth to a Shadow Assassin. Even visit Braavos - locally known at Carnlough. Travel down the Dark Hedges, aka the King’s Road, where Arya Stark traveled with Gendry and Hot Pie hoping to reach the Night’s Watch. See Ballintory Harbor, which was used for exterior shots for both Pyke and the Iron Islands. Marvel at the Giant’s Causeway, an area of 40,000 interlocking basalt columns which form a staircase. The ropebridge and the Giant’s Causeway haven’t appeared in Game of Thrones, but they would make excellent locations for your fan fiction.

From Belfast: Giant's Causeway Coastal Adventure w/ Tickets

4. From Belfast: Giant's Causeway Coastal Adventure w/ Tickets

Depart central Belfast onboard your luxury coach and head out onto the world famous causeway coastal road, voted one of the worlds best drives! Our first stop of the day is Carrickfergus castle where you will have time to grab a quick photo, the castle was built in 12th century by the Normans and still looks incredible even today. Next we will travel through the glens of antrim and navigate the tight famous coastal road to carnlough harbour, a picturesque Irish fishing village that time has almost forgotten. Disembark and stretch your legs, and explore the harbour or grab refreshemnts and use the toilets. We now travel deeper into the glens of antrim and to cushendun caves, discover the stunning caves and enjoy spectacular views over looking the mull of kintyre in Scotland which is easy to see on any clear day. The iconic dark hedges is our next port of call, and is one of the most instagramable spots in Northern Ireland, you will have the chance to walk along the famous road and also grab lunch at your own expense at the local pub. After lunch we re-board the coach and head to the highlight of the tour, the Giant's Causeway. At Ireland’s only World Heritage Site, you’ll spend some time climbing over the ancient stones and enjoying the myths and legends that surrounds this world-famous attraction at no extra cost! After the Giant’s Causeway, we make a short stop at the ancient ruins of Dunluce Castle where you can grab a quick photo before heading back to central Belfast for the final leg of the tour.

Belfast: Giant's Causeway Tour & Game of Thrones Locations

5. Belfast: Giant's Causeway Tour & Game of Thrones Locations

Depart Belfast and travel along one of the top 5 scenic drives in the world, the Antrim Coastal Route. First stop on the tour is Carrickfergus Castle which is a Norman castle build in 1177, after 800 years of history the castle still looks incredible today. After around 45 minutes travelling along the Antrim Coast Road the next stop is Carnlough Harbour for a comfort break. A short walk across the road will reward you with the first film location in Game of Thrones, Carnlough Harbour. The harbour has not changed in hundreds of years and features in many paintings. Cushendun Village is the next stop of the day where you will be taken to the famous Cushendun Caves. Scotland is only 15 miles across the North Channel and the Mull of Kintyre can be seen on a clear day from here. As the tour proceeds along the Coastal Road the next stop is a viewing point sitting above the Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge. Unfortunately the bridge is closed for coach tours but the viewpoint has the ideal view. The Iconic Dark Hedges is next on the itinerary and provides one of the best Instagram opportunities of the day. Fans of Game of Thrones will instantly recognise this as the Kings Road from Game of Thrones. Whether you are a fan of the show or not, these 300 year old beech trees is an incredible sight. This will be our main lunch stop of the day and you are welcome to eat your pre packed lunch that you brought with you or we would recommend selecting from a menu and eating at The Dark Hedges Hotel. The next stop is the highlight of the tour and what you have come to see, the Giant’s Causeway. The Giant's Causeway has often been described as the 8th wonder of the world, and once you have visited the site you’ll quickly see why. The area consists of around 40,000 hexagonal basalt columns formed during a volcano eruption 60 million years ago. This is one of the world’s great natural attractions although many Irish passionately believe the Causeway was built by the Celtic warrior hero Finn McCool. We will tell you the story and let you decide….. After the Giant’s Causeway the last stop of the day is the new viewpoint above Dunluce Castle. Home to the McQuillan family who built the fortress around 500 years ago. Game of Thrones fans will immediately recognize the House of Greyjoy .One of the most spectacular castle ruins anywhere in the world, Dunluce Castle is located on top of cliffs that collapse into the North Atlantic below. The Castle’s dramatic history of violence, intrigue and rebellion is matched by the scandal and betrayal committed by the Greyjoys in Game of Thrones. It's now time to sit back and relax for the journey back to Belfast and to check your phone for all the incredible memories you will take with you.

Belfast: Game of Thrones - Iron Islands & Giant's Causeway

6. Belfast: Game of Thrones - Iron Islands & Giant's Causeway

Depart from Leonardo Hotel (formerly Jurys Inn Hotel) taking the Causeway Coastal Route. Stop for coffee and restrooms in Carnlough. This is the harbour where Arya escapes a Braavos canal after she was stabbed by the Waif. Stop to take photos at the Cushendun Caves in the Stormlands where Melisandre gave birth to a dark spirit in season two. Next stop is Ballintoy Harbor, the location where Theon came ashore on Pyke Island, where Theon later rededicated his faith to the ‘drowned god’, where Ser Davos seeks the help of Salladhor Saan for the Battle of Blackwater Bay and where Gendry escapes Dragonstone in a rowing boat. This is where your guide opens the trunk of the coach and takes out the Iron Islands costumes, swords, axes, and Greyjoy banners. What is dead may never die! Next, you will visit the Giant’s Causeway: a UNESCO World Heritage site and geological marvel of 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, formed in the Paleogene Period, 50-60 million years ago (please note there is up to 2 kilometers of walking at this location). Our final stop of the day is the Dark Hedges, the avenue of 200 year old serpentine beech trees through which Arya and Gendry escaped King’s Landing.

Game of Thrones & Giant's Causeway: Guided Tour from Belfast

7. Game of Thrones & Giant's Causeway: Guided Tour from Belfast

If you are a fan of the thrilling TV series, 'Game of Thrones,' then this tour is for you. Visit some of the iconic sites from the series in Northern Ireland with an expert guide, and hear all the insider gossip about the cast and crew. Departing from central Belfast, walk into the caves where Melisandre of Asshai gave birth to her 'shadow assassin,' and learn gossip about the morally dubious King Joffrey Baratheon. There will be a short stop in Carnlough which featured a brief scene with Arya Stark from Season 6. Continue your journey north to Carrickfergus Castle with its imposing Norman facade that would fit in perfectly into the Northern kingdom of Game of Thrones. Along with many other exciting 'Game of Thrones' related venues, enjoy a visit to the UNESCO-listed Giant’s Causeway. Although it hasn’t been featured in 'Game of Thrones,' the spectacular site is a must-see. You will also get to visit Dunluce Castle to see the exterior that was used as the House of Greyjoy. On your journey back to Belfast, enjoy one final stop at the Dark Hedges and explore its natural archway of intertwined trees where Arya Stark dressed as a boy to escape from King’s Landing.

From Belfast: Private Giants Causeway Coastal Tour

8. From Belfast: Private Giants Causeway Coastal Tour

Design your ideal day trip when you travel to the spectacular Giants Causeway with a private driver. Stop where you like, for as long as you wish, making this private day tour a truly personalized experience. Traveling from Belfast along the scenic coastal route, the first big attraction is Carrickfergus Castle. The Norman castle from the 17th century is the best-preserved medieval structure in Ireland. Continuing along the beautiful scenic coastal road through seaside towns, there are plenty of places to stop for photos along the way. Drive past small seaside villages including Whitehead and Ballygalley before stopping at Glenarm Castle for a photo at the barbican. Grab refreshments at Carnlough Harbour before continuing your journey to see Carrick-A-Reed rope bridge. Lunch is at the Causeway Hotel, with Bushmills Distillery located nearby. Can you resist a visit to the distillery for a wee taste of their famous whiskey? No trip up north would be complete without a visit to the Dark Hedges tree tunnel, made famous by the "Game of Thrones" tv series. Even those who are not fans of the show will appreciate the beauty of this unique road with its overhanging trees. The big highlight of your trip is the UNESCO-listed Giants Causeway. Legend says the unique rock formation is the remains of a bridge used by giants which connected Ireland and Scotland. If there are other sights and attractions you want to visit, your guide is happy to oblige. You can change the itinerary for your day trip to suit your group's interests.

Private Shore Excursion From Belfast Cruise Terminal

9. Private Shore Excursion From Belfast Cruise Terminal

We at Belfast Tours NI have designed a specialist cruise ship shore excursion from Belfast. Realizing time is limited and the importance of arriving back to your cruise ship terminal on time for departure, we use a smaller Private Vehicle, making the tour more personal and easily managed. We have years of experience in showing our customers some of the most beautiful parts of Northern Ireland such as Belfast city and the North Antrim coast in our modern, luxury Vehicles. Every tour is guided by a professional, knowledgeable, and experienced local guide who will ensure you are enriched and engaged by your visit. We adjust our times to suit the arrival of your cruise ship, and your private vehicle and guide for the day will be waiting at the port when you disembark. It is important you leave the ship as soon as it docks to afford us the maximum amount of time to discover our beautiful country. We will meet and greet you at the port and return you on time for your departure. There will be plenty of photo opportunities during your tour at each of the attractions. With this private shore excursion from Belfast, You will visit some of Northern Ireland’s top tourist attractions. ITINERARY • Antrim Coast Road • Carnlough Village • Causeway Coastline Views • Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge: Please note Crossing the Rope bridge will depend on the time you have on shore. There will be a 1-mile walk from the car park to the Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge if you have mobility issues, have small children, or use a stroller that can't handle unpaved pathways. If you wish to cross the bridge, you must pre-book your ticket. Please let us know before purchasing your tickets and we will advise of an approx. time of arrival. if you do not wish to cross, we can stop at the viewing point for photos. • White Park Bay • Giants Causeway • Old Bushmills Whiskey Distillery: For those who wish to take a tour at the Bushmills Distillery you will need to pre-book your ticket. Please let us know before purchasing your tickets and we will advise of an approx. time of arrival. • Dunluce Castle: Photo stop only • The Dark Hedges

Belfast: Giant’s Causeway and Antrim Coast private day tour

10. Belfast: Giant’s Causeway and Antrim Coast private day tour

On this full day Giants causeway tour we will drive along the Antrim coastal road taking in the beautiful views. we well stop at Carnlough a small fishing village for refreshments On our way to the Giant’s Causeway we well also visit the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge Bushmills whiskey distillery and Dunluce Castle or some of the filming locations for the game of thrones if you prefer. The tour last about eight hours so the day is yours to choose what you want to do. So why not go on a Giant adventure. .

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